“Now the way I look at design is much more beyond beautifying things or even making things functional, now for me design is more upstream thinking — how humans react with certain things, how humans think and how humans act — and defining what to make based on that.” — Akshata Malhotra
Alumni Pragya Mishra, Josh Treuhaft, Rhea Rakshit, Sebastian Barrera and Akshata Malhotra returned to DSI last month for an exchange of knowledge and insights at the DSI Global Guest Lecture. They spoke to both current cohorts about their jobs, their journey, their passions, the wicked problems they’re working to solve, and how what they learned at DSI is helping them succeed.
Akshata Malhotra is a graduate of the Strategic Design Management program at the National Institute of Design in India; before that, she completed a BA in Lifestyle Accessory Design. She began her career at a startup in Delhi, where her quirky products garnered both customer and media recognition. In the years after, Akshata worked on…
In a matter of weeks, our third class will present their thesis projects on stage at the SVA Beatrice Theater. One of the unique aspects of DSI is the diversity of our students, in their interests, their experiences and the cultures from which they come. Twenty-four countries (and counting) have been represented, with interests as…
DSI will once again join the annual Better World by Design Conference, September 25th - 27th in Providence, RI. This year's theme "Access" celebrates and supports design processes and solutions that aim to craft a society that is inclusive.
by Akshata Malhotra
“Wise MD is a fitbit like app to help physicians with real time, automatic and physician specific data, aiming to enable cost conscious, quality care decisions.”
Working in healthcare is something of a family business for Akshata Malhotra, who grew up in a small hospital in her native India, where both her parents are doctors. Initially, she didn’t think it would be her calling too. A graduate of the Strategic Design Management program at the National Institute of Design in India,…
We’re delighted to share news of three DSI alums from the class of ’15 who join a growing community of DSI alumni driving positive change through social innovation design.
One of our favorite conferences of the year is always this one, created by students of RISD and Brown in Providence, Rhode Island. This year ABWxD focused on celebrating and supporting design processes and solutions that support a society that is inclusive.